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May 31, 2019, 9:40 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: DOJ is preparing an antitrust investigation into Google's practices related to search and other businesses  —  The Justice Department is preparing an antitrust investigation into Google's practices related to search and other business, sources say.
Christine Fisher / Engadget:
Report: Apple to limit third-party tracking in apps for kids starting next week  —  As tech companies grapple with safety and privacy concerns, Apple will reportedly limit third-party tracking in kids apps starting next week.  While the company hasn't announced the change, a source told The Wall Street Journal that it's in the works.
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott:
Report: Spotify is working on a new “Social Listening” feature that allows users to listen along with their friends and add songs to a shared queue  —  Spotify is taking its Spotify Connect features to the next level with social integration.  The company is working …
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
A look at the terms “creators” vs. “influencers” on YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms, and how recent digital history has shaped the terms  —  It's not a gender thing.  —  It was 2011, and YouTube had a problem.  The company, which was then a hub …
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
MediaTek claims its 7nm chipset is the world's first SoC with an integrated 5G modem, will ship in devices in 2020 using Arm's Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU  —  Today MedaTek is making quite an unusual announcement: The company is the first to announce a SoC with an integrated 5G modem.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Profile of Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram who, sources say, argued for removing fake news and demoting Breitbart in News Feed in 2017 and early 2018  —  KEY POINTS  — In succeeding Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom, Adam Mosseri has to balance his staff's desire for autonomy with the greater needs of Facebook.
Alex Kantrowitz / Tech Giant Update:
Camera app VSCO, which has an ad-free social feed and makes its money on subscriptions, says 2M+ people paid $20 in 2018 for its premium service  —  Friday, May 31 The camera app VSCO is unlike its social counterparts.  Though it has a feed similar to Facebook's News Feed and Twitter's Timeline …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Foursquare buys location analytics service Placed from Snap, raises $150M led by Raine Group; Placed reportedly raised $13.4M before Snap acquired it in 2017  —  Foursquare just made its first acquisition.  The location tech company has acquired Placed from Snap Inc on the heels …
Andrii Degeler / Tech.eu:
Sorted Group, a Manchester-based delivery platform for retail companies, raises £15M, bringing its total amount raised to £22M  —  The UK's delivery platform for retail companies Sorted Group has landed £15 million in a funding round led by Praetura Ventures and NVM Private Equity LLP.

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